SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
At Apricity, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and regeneration in all aspects of our operations. Our four pillars focus on people, planet, purpose and profit, therefore our relationships we maintain with our suppliers is imperative to this. This Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the principles and expectations that guide our interactions with suppliers to ensure responsible sourcing, fair treatment, a focus on people, and thus, mutual success.
1. Ethical Business Practices:
We expect our suppliers to adhere to ethical business practices, including but not limited to:
Compliance with Laws: Suppliers must comply with all relevant laws and regulations applicable to their business operations, including labour, environmental, and safety standards.
Anti-Corruption: Suppliers must not engage in any form of bribery, corruption, or unethical practices. Gifts and hospitality must be transparent, modest, and in compliance with local laws.
Fair Competition: Suppliers should compete fairly and honestly in the market, without engaging in anti-competitive behaviour or unfair trade practices.
2. Labour and Human Rights:
We are committed to respecting the rights and well-being of workers throughout our supply chain. Suppliers must adhere to:
No Forced Labour: Suppliers must not use any form of forced or involuntary labour.
No Child Labour: Suppliers must not employ workers who are below the legal working age in their respective jurisdictions.
Non-Discrimination: Suppliers must provide equal opportunities to all employees and not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
Fair Treatment: Workers must be treated with dignity and respect, and their working conditions must meet or exceed legal requirements.
3. Environmental Stewardship:
We are committed to minimising our environmental impact and expect our suppliers to share in this commitment:
Sustainable Sourcing: Suppliers should prioritise sustainable sourcing of ingredients, materials, and packaging to minimise negative environmental effects.
Resource Efficiency: Suppliers should work to minimise waste, conserve energy, and reduce water consumption in their operations.
Compliance with Regulations: Suppliers must comply with relevant environmental regulations and standards.
4. Quality and Safety:
We prioritise the safety and quality of our products and services. Suppliers should ensure:
Product Quality: Supply products that meet or exceed agreed-upon quality standards and specifications.
Food Safety: Comply with all relevant food safety regulations and maintain appropriate certifications.
Transparency: Provide accurate and complete information about the products supplied, including ingredients, allergens, and nutritional information.
5. Transparency and Reporting:
We value transparency and expect our suppliers to:
Provide accurate and timely information about their operations, practices, and policies when requested.
Participate in audits and assessments as necessary to ensure compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct.
6. Continuous Improvement:
We encourage our suppliers to continually improve their practices and operations in line with ethical, social, and environmental standards.
Non-compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct may result in the re-evaluation of our supplier relationship. We believe that working together, we can contribute to a more regenerative and ethical future.
If you have any queries about this Procurement Policy or need further information, please contact us by any of the following means:
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to us at: 68 Duke Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JU
This Procurement Policy was last updated on 29th August 2023